Title: The Best Of Dear Coquette: Shady Advice from a Raging Bitch Who Has No Business Answering Any of These Questions
Author: The Coquette
Rating: 4/5 stars
Release date: October 11th 2016
Publisher: Icon Books
Explosive advice from LA’s mysterious online columnist, Dear Coquette.
With her merciless and razor-sharp wit, bolted to one of the most finely-tuned moral compasses out there, the Coquette has been dispensing anonymous advice to her legion of fans on the internet for the last five years.
Here, for the first time in print, is the best of the Coquette’s advice: on relationships, breakups, breakdowns, sex, politics, and the correct etiquette for threesomes, with plenty more in between.
Always honest, always outspoken, the Coquette’s anonymity, cloaking a real life identity as an LA party girl with a high-powered job, allows her a brutal frankness that you will not experience from any other agony aunt. Admirers from all over the world have journeyed to her website to seek her practical and empowering advice: now, in the safety of your own home, you can too.
Dear Coquette was such a hilarious read. I don’t read that Non-fiction very often but I couldn’t put this book down. It was so good! I’m new to Coquette’s work as well as what she does on the internet and it was really interesting getting to know what she’s like through the questions she answers.
I have to admit though, the author can be a bit harsh. Being new to her work and all, it took me quite a while to get use to her vulgar tongue and bluntness. But once I was familiar with the way she writes, I was hooked. Behind the sharp words, there’s honesty. That was what I liked most about The Coquette. She’s like an entertaining Psychologist – while you laugh at her witty jokes, you learn from it.
Mind you though, this book is not for everyone. I couldn’t get pass most of her questions mostly because I can’t really relate to them, ergo I don’t find them interesting. That was definitely a problem for me. Also, the book targets an older, more mature audience. If you’re unfamiliar with controversial topics you hear about today, the book would most likely bore you to sleep. I, on the other hand, quite enjoyed it.
Overall an interesting and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book to people who just wants a good pick-me-up that’d make you laugh. For younger readers who are interested, please be mindful of the profanities and mature content.
Thank you so much Icon books/Allen&Unwin for sending a copy over in exchange for an honest review!